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Published: 04 Dec 2018 00:01

Funding for global climate action.

A further £200,000 for action addressing climate change has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The money will be provided to the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – the body supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement – to encourage collaboration between government, business and wider society to immediately lower emissions and increase resilience against the impact of climate change.

The First Minister made the announcement before travelling to the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) in Katowice, Poland.

The First Minister said:

“We have a moral responsibility to do what we can to prevent, and mitigate the effects of, global climate change.

“Scotland has been widely praised internationally for our work to tackle climate change, and I am absolutely determined that there will be no let-up in our efforts.

“It requires everyone in society – individuals, businesses and governments – to play their part in changing behaviours, and I’m pleased that the Scottish Government is able to support the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action in its work.”

Background

The First Minister is attending the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) in Katowice, Poland. While there she will undertake a range of bilateral meetings and speaking slots.

The £200,000 funding to the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action will support the UNFCCC’s work to develop a link for non-governmental bodies to engage in the formal COP process, with the intention of mobilising climate action up to 2020.